Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer ABA tutor with Autism Support UK.
We are always looking for experienced ABA therapists to volunteer to work 1:1 with our amazing children with an Autism Spectrum Condition.
- Well firstly offering your time and experience to help those who struggle is a great thing to do – seeing the children shine and the impact you make on the lives of the children and their families is a great feeling – one that’s pretty hard to beat!
- It is also a great opportunity for you as an ABA tutor: training is free which is a great bonus –
- It’s a fabulous opportunity for you to advance in your career
- The experience you get in the ASUK setting is amazing and not available in your everyday roles as a therapist
- You will be teaching parents and taking on a different role – helping parents with Data taking, modelling targets and supporting both parents and children
- You will gain more experience in working with different parents and children giving you further advanced knowledge over different children, abilities and age groups
- We will provide you with a certificate of participation and attendance for those who complete the full course and a reference will be available at the end of the intake.
- It really is a wonderful opportunity and great for your CV.
The positions are on Saturdays over a 10 - 12week period. You will be given the relevant training via training days and on the job coaching by Behavioural supervisors and our head behaviourist.
You will be working alongside other ABA therapists and help support up to 30 children with Autism ranging between ages 18 months old to 9 years old. This will provide you with a rich understanding of the Autism Spectrum, different programmes, different forms of communication targets and so much more.
We look forward to welcoming you to Autism Support UK and becoming part of our ASUK Family.
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Below is what our Volunteers say:
"When I found out that a Programme to support children with autism and behavioural difficulties was being created, I thought it was an amazing opportunity to be involved and become a volunteer.
The reason I wanted to volunteer, was because I wanted to gain more experience working with children with additional needs. Currently I have experience working with children as I've been a childcare student for four years; but I wanted to have more experience working with children with autism. This is because, I want to become a special needs teacher, in the future.
When I met Linzi, Kirsty and Vanessa they gave all the new volunteers such a warm welcome, they were all such friendly and caring people who gave us such excellent advice and provided good activities to give us a taste of what it would be like following the ABA programme.
When we attended the training session it allowed us to understand what we were going to focus on when working with the children and how to understand the target system. It also helped us understand how to complete ABA observations and learn the different forms of prompts we give children.
When I attended the training session I enjoyed meeting the people I would work with and allowed not to be so anxious when starting on my first day.
When the Saturday School started, the atmosphere felt amazing. All the positivity from everyone, made you feel happy; as soon as you walked through the door. I worked in group 1 with the youngest children. This room worked on targets alongside play, which was great.
When I first met the child I was pairing with was the best feeling in the world. She was such a joy to work with week after week. As the weeks progressed her smiles were getting bigger and brighter; just as astounding as the sunshine. Working with a child who gave no eye contact and didn't know how to play, I thought it was going to be a challenge. By the time she finished her eye contact was in incredible. Also being able to give her mobility opportunities was incredible.
It was great to have parents who trust you and value you and your practice with their child. When they walked away with big smiles on their faces, it helped you realise what a difference your making for that family, which makes me feel privileged.
This made me feel so proud of her and happy to be part of her play, learning and development.
I cannot wait to continue working at the Saturday School, Autism Support UK.
It has been such a great opportunity, I've learnt so much. Thank you 'Autism Support UK'"